Indie Handmade is a unique paper, and totally unlike anything else we offer in The Printery. Each sheet is individually made by hand from 100% cotton rags.
If you're a professional designer please look at our Artwork Guidelines for more in depth information.
- We can only print from PDF files. Make sure your artwork is high resolution or ‘print ready’.
- Please supply all artwork at the correct size. Ensure your design is in millimetres, (mm) programs like Canva default to pixels (px) which is very different!
- For all printing on Indie Handmade (digital, letterpress etc) all design elements should be at least 10mm from the edge. We can't print full bleed or to the edge of the sheet due to the uneven, deckled edges of the stock.
- Make sure your downloaded (Canva) or saved PDF file is in CMYK colour format.
Top Tips from The Printery peeps
- When designing for printing on Indie Handmade we suggest avoiding large areas of flat colour, especially in light colours, as it's almost impossible to achieve a nice flat, uniform colour due to the highly textured nature of the stock. Printing on textured stocks.
- Please note we can't score Indie Handmade as the deckled edges means it won't feed through our machine. If you wish to score it yourself, you can do so with a bone scorer or similar.
- The handmade nature of Indie Handmade means there are inconsistencies in each and every sheet. Due to the natural deckle edges, the sheets can be slightly different in sizes.
You may see variations in the print across a run for all print processes we offer. For digital it may be slightly skewed due to the feed and less dense in colour over the extra thin areas. For foiling and letterpress, although the pressure applied to the foil and plate is the same with each impression, the different thicknesses of paper can mean slight filling in on small areas of type where the stock is thicker and very light impression or very light (and even sometimes missing) foil areas for the thin areas.
Although we allow for and do not supply the obvious sheets that cannot be read or are terribly skewed, we suggest you design with this in mind and avoid lines and borders.